Fittest Female Indian Celebrities


Samir Becic, 4 times Number 1 Fitness Trainer in the World and the Health Fitness Revolution Team created a list of the top fittest female celebrities in India. Samir appreciates the historical and cultural heritage of India and sees India as one of the strongest countries in the world, with even stronger potential in the future. The Health Fitness Revolution team will go into every country in the world and every segment of society to pick its leaders and heroes in healthy lifestyle in order to create strong ambassadors who can be a great example for their followers, fans, voters, students, and employees.

In the words of Samir Becic, “You have more control over your body than you think- you can control, manage, or completely avoid 60-70% of known chronic conditions with physical fitness, healthy nutrition, and mental, social, and spiritual balance.”

We first researched all the available data on Indian celebs online and narrowed it down to 100. Then, we did more extensive research to narrow it down to 50 and then finally 28. We used a combination of interviews, internet, library, industry literature, and Samir Becic’s knowledge of over 33 years in athletics coupled with his experience as 4 times Number 1 Fitness Trainer in the World.

The list is in no particular order and none of the participants are professional athletes because we think professional athletes are a separate category.

Vidya Balan

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  • lost weight after gaining 12 kg (~26.5 pounds) for a movie role
  • plan consisted of at least 8 hours of sleep, some dietary changes, and hitting the gym for calisthenics
  • vegetarian
  • indulges occasionally in chocolates and masala chai
  • avoids maida, preferring to have multi-grain bread instead

Deepika Padukone


  • badminton player
  • says that “I do regular exercise, yoga, eat healthy, and positive thinking is what makes me look good.”
  • walks daily for about half an hour
  • enjoys dancing when not in the mood to do other exercise
  • big foodie, eats small meals at regular 2-hour intervals
  • hardcore adventure fan – certified scuba diver, has been sky diving and diving with sharks

Kareena Kapoor


  • used to be chubby when first started her career
  • follows a strict diet and fitness program – exercises for 2 hours 5 days per week and eats 5 meals a day
  • loves yoga
  • vegetarian
  • believes food consumed in a day should be proportional to physical activity during the day

Esha Gupta

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  • started practicing yoga when she was 11
  • enjoys dancing to stay in shape and believes it is a liberating form of exercise
  • fitness regimen includes weight training, pilates, and swimming
  • vegetarian that loves food
  • eats every 2 hours on a daily basis
  • fitness philosophy: “fitness is not about being fat or thin for me; it’s about confidence and being healthy”

Sonam Kapoor

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  • lost 35 kg (~77 pounds) after securing a role in the movie Saawariya
  • exercise routine includes 30 minutes of cardio every day, dance, exercises twice a week, practicing power yoga, swimming, and playing squash
  • eats everything in moderation
  • eats every 2 hours and enjoys snacking on nuts and dry fruits
  • drinks plenty of fluids throughout the day, to stay hydrated and keep energy levels high
  • avoids red meat and excess salt and sugar in her food

Neha Bhasin


  • self-confessed fitness freak
  • works out 5 days a week
  • does a power workout 20 minutes before shows, such as stretching and jumping rope
  • vegetarian

Ragini Khanna


  • goes to the gym every day except Sundays
  • does everything, from cardio to muscle training
  • likes to mix up her workout routine to make it less monotonous
  • vegetarian
  • recommends knowing your body and eating according to what it needs

Lisa Haydon

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  • performs yoga 3 times a week and runs occasionally
  • enjoys outdoor activities
  • endorses a balanced diet
  • believes in eating whatever she likes in small portions and never skips meals

Krystle Dsouza


  • keeps herself hydrated by drinking lots of water
  • eats smaller portions of food at regular intervals (every 2 hours)
  • does household work and occasionally swims to stay fit

Malaika Arora


  • says fitness is an integral part of her life
  • eats everything in moderate amounts
  • follows a 5 meal plan with nutrient rich foods
  • tries to workout at least 3 times a week for an hour and a half
  • mixes various exercises from kickboxing and aerobics to hip-hop
  • practices different dance forms to stay fit

Shilpa Shetty


  • follows a strict diet for 6 days and enjoys 1 cheat day each week to indulge cravings
  • works out 5 days a week
  • practices yoga for 2 days, strength training for 2 days, and cardio for 1 day
  • meditates after yoga to alleviate stress
  • lost 20 kg (~44 pounds) after gaining weight during pregnancy following a dedicated exercise and diet regime

Anushka Sharma


  • exercises religiously – no matter how busy she gets, she never compromises with her workout schedule
  • enjoys yoga
  • also jogs and dances
  • avoids junk food and drinks at least 3-4 liters of water per day

Chitrangada Singh


  • works out 4 times per week
  • usually performs different combinations of aerobics and cardio exercises
  • trains with minimal weight, but keeps a high repetition cycle
  • also plays golf and swims
  • follows a low fat, high protein diet

Minissha Lamba


  • eats about 6 meals a day
  • diet consists of lots of nuts, fruits, and vegetables
  • Minissha was chubby as a kid and staying in shape is a lot of hard work for her
  • focuses on weight training, but does yoga occasionally
  • loves swimming in the ocean
  • doesn’t smoke or drink

Bipasha Basu


  • “I want to live fit and healthy for 100 years.”
  • follows a very strict diet and workout routine
  • has released fitness DVDs
  • eats everything except red meat and rice
  • encourages her family and friends to get fit
  • “My philosophy in life is, ‘love yourself’. Exercise is like an investment; it not only helps you look good and stay healthy, but also improves your efficiency.”

Padma Lakshmi


  • works out a lot
  • utilizes strength training, boxing, and jumping rope at least 5 days a week
  • follows a strict diet after each season of hosting Top Chef, avoiding meat, sweets, alcohol, cheese, fried food, or wheat
  • wrote a cookbook entitled Easy Exotic: Low-Fat Recipes from Around the World

Riya Sen

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  • alternates between hot yoga, spinning, and weight training about 4-5 times a week
  • watches her diet and eats lots of fruits, vegetables, and meat
  • restricts her sweet intake
  • meditates whenever possible

Priyanka Chopra


  • follows a simple and balanced diet
  • eats something every 2 hours
  • includes a lot of green veggies and fruit in her diet
  • avoids oily food
  • works out for an hour 4 times a week
  • practices yoga

Neha Dhupia

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  • works out 6 times a week, doing a mixed program of cardio and weight training
  • does yoga 2 to 3 times a week
  • plays squash and swims
  • follows a strict and healthy macrobiotic diet, consisting of mainly organic foods without any preservatives
  • prefers home cooked food

Freida Pinto

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  • says a healthy diet is part of her lifestyle, and not something she does just for a film role
  • enjoys lots of fresh vegetable juices
  • has small meals at regular intervals to stay energized for her daily activities
  • usually spends 90 minutes per day practicing yoga, Pilates, cardio, and stretching

Katrina Kaif


  • workouts involve yoga, swimming and cycling, jogging, and visiting the gym
  • tries to eat the right food at the right time and in the right quantities
  • avoids fried food and tries to eat less carbs
  • drinks a lot of water

Rani Mukherjee


  • drinks a lot of water
  • avoids oily and fried food
  • eats mostly home cooked meals
  • diet includes lots of green vegetables, egg whites, fish, sprouts, and bitter gourd shots
  • spends one hour at the gym doing cardio exercises
  • does yoga afterwards
  • takes the stairs to her bungalow
  • can easily do 100 Suryanamaskars and 2500 Kapalbhatis in a go and can also hold on to Asanas for 1 minute



  • lost about 18 kg (~40 pounds) in 5 months
  • loves to workout
  • workouts last for at least 90 minutes a day
  • does endurance training, yoga, lifts, and squats
  • can easily perform 200-300 push-ups
  • enjoys western dance
  • follows a very strict diet regime
  • maintains a balanced diet that is rich in protein and low in carbohydrates
  • doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol

Parineeti Chopra


  • overweight when she began her career in Bollywood
  • lost weight through intense workouts and a healthier diet
  • exercise regime includes jogging in the morning, meditation, doing yoga for an hour, swimming and horse riding, running on the treadmill, dancing, and regular cardio
  • cut back on consumption of pizza and other junk foods
  • prefers to eat dinner 2 hours before bedtime

Shraddha Kapoor


  • played sports competitively in school
  • believes that fitness is not about losing weight, but “feeling good about yourself and your lifestyle”
  • goes to the gym 3 days a week
  • dances in her room 4 or 5 days a week
  • eats small, well balanced meals throughout the day
  • refrains from junk, high fat, and unhealthy foods
  • mostly vegan

Alia Bhatt


  • shed 16 kg (~35 pounds) in 3 months for a movie role
  • follows a low-carb, high-protein diet, including foods like yogurt, oats, salads, and fresh fruits
  • excluded junk food, refined flour, and sugar
  • goes to the gym 3-4 times a week for workouts such as running, weight training, cycling, kickboxing, swimming, and dancing
  • also does yoga

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


  • lost weight that she gained during pregnancy
  • regularly practices yoga
  • follows a balanced diet
  • stays away from junk, fried, or fatty foods
  • prefers boiled vegetables, fresh fruits, and brown rice over white rice
  • likes eating small meals

Lara Dutta

lara dutta

  • avid follower of yoga
  • vegetarian
  • eats 5 meals a day
  • believes that “there are no shortcuts for a healthy body”
  • works out for an hour 5 days a week
  • workout routine involves cardio, strength training, and yoga
  • launched her own fitness DVD called H.E.A.L

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